Thursday 22 February 2018

In brief: More victims in 'buttocks' case

MORE alleged victims are coming forward in the case of a Florida resident accused of injecting super glue and flat-tyre repair materials into the buttocks of a woman in an illegal cosmetic surgery procedure, the Florida Department of Health has said.

Oneal Ron Morris (30) was arrested by Miami Gardens police last week in Fort Lauderdale and was charged with causing bodily injury and not holding a licence.

Mayor in hunger strike against cuts

A ROMANIAN mayor has begun a hunger strike to protest against cuts in heating subsidies imposed under a government austerity drive.

Mayor Florin Cazacu said 10,000 residents in the central Romanian town of Brad were braving low temperatures at home because his town hall lacked 3 million lei (€693,000) from the budget to buy fuel oil for the winter.

Rats help sniff out deadly landmines

IN a laboratory on the grounds of a police-guarded complex in Bogota, 11 white-furred rats wait their turn to impress trainers and receive a bit of sugar as a reward.

The rodents could play an important role in making conflict-wracked Colombia safer. They are in the final stages of a training programme to find landmines that kill or injure hundreds of people each year in Colombia.

Doctor on charges for secret photos

A GERMAN prosecutor said this week that 700 women have agreed to press charges against a gynaecologist who is suspected of secretly taking thousands of pictures of patients during check-ups in his practice.

As many as 3,000 female patients may have fallen victim to the doctor's hidden camera during examinations at his office in the town of Schifferstadt.

Adele may appear on 'X Factor' final

'X Factor' bosses are hoping record-breaking chart star Adele will appear in the show's finale, just weeks after her voice-saving surgery.

She has been pencilled in to appear at Wembley Arena for the climax of the ITV1 series on December 11.

Bus driver leaves travellers in dark

Greyhound bus company is conducting an investigation after a bus driver left 45 passengers stranded for about eight hours in the middle of the night at a gas station in the state of Missouri.

The female driver is cooperating with officials.

Irish Independent

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